Update: Challenge complete
We did it and managed to go to work Monday morning. We completed the challenge in 28 hours and 44 minutes. This was the hardest physical thing we have ever done in our lives. Going through the night was very, very challenging but we had good weather, good company and great back up from Jez and Jess, family, friends, wonderful fellow walkers and the event organisers.
We kept going even when our feet were beyond sore, they were blistered and the hills were endless. Really reminds you that this is an endurance event not a walk in the park. The Cotswold way is both beauty and a beast with the hills going up and down – never ending. We could feel our friends and families willing us to keep on going.
We have now raised over £2,300 in memory of the boys. Blisters will heal and toe nails will grow back (I hope) but the medal was hard won and will be a source of pride to us both forever and that we managed to push through and finish together.
Nicol, July 2017